A little trash talk

Aaron Rodgers says he welcomes trash talk from the defensive backfield.{ }

Green Bay - The perfect time to trash talk a future Hall of Famer is during organized team activities.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says rookie defensive backs Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson have been doing a little chirping this preseason, but he's just fine with that.

"They're talking a lot, so I'm gonna have to dice them up once we get down to it," Rodgers said with grin. "But I like to see the confidence, I really do. That's how you want your corners. To play with that swagger, that confidence. It's fun to look on the other side of the ball and see those guys making plays."

Alexander, the Packers first round pick, says he's still learning how to play at the NFL level, and practicing against Rodgers will speed up his progress. Alexander allegedly intercepted Rodgers at practice this week, but the rookie's not letting it go to his head.

"To be able to practice against him, it not only makes me better, but everybody around him. He's a good quarterback, leader. And be brings that competitor out of you."